Whether you’ve recently purchased a new home, or are thinking about replacing an existing roof, it’s helpful to have a certain level of roofing information at your disposal. A new roof is a big investment and you may need to know what’s involved in the roofing process. It’s also important to know how to maintain your roof so it can last for years to come. There are many aspects of roofing, and below are some roofing FAQs to help guide you.
When Is The Right Time To Replace My Roof?
Before rushing to get a new roof, be sure that it’s in a condition that requires it to be replaced. Signs of aging are a clear way of telling that your roof needs to be replaced. According to the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (NACHI), the average life expectancy of a typical residential roof is 15 to 20 years. If your roof has hit its life expectancy, then it may be time to consider a replacement. Visible deterioration, like missing granules, cracked and/or broken shingles, curling, and buckling are all signs of an aging roof. If in doubt, a roofing contractor, like Berglund Homes, can give you an evaluation and point you in the right direction before investing in a new roof.
How Long Does It Take To Perform A Roof Installation?
The size, complexity, weather, and type of roof being installed will determine the job completion time. It could take anywhere from a day to a couple of days to do a roof installation job and cleanup.
What Is The Cost Of A New Roof?
Factors such as the size of your roof, type of roof, the grade of roofing shingle and roofing materials goes into determining the cost of a new roof. To get an accurate idea of the cost, obtain a roofing estimate from a few different roofing contractors. Roofing estimates are typically free and are offered without any obligations. You’ll find that the cost of a new roof ranges between roofing contractors/companies.
Will I Have To Replace Gutters And Downspouts When Replacing A Roof?
Gutters and downspouts that are in good condition may not need replacement, and a roofing contractor may be able to work around them without causing any damage. If your gutters and downspouts need minor repairs, some roofing contractors may provide that service.
How Do I Find The Right Roofing Contractor?
Be particular when choosing a roofing contractor and do some research on local contractors. Ensure that your chosen contractor demonstrates a history of success, solid experience, and has positive feedback and valid references. Choose quality, value, professionalism and great craftsmanship over cost.
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Are you in need of a roof replacement for your Lexington or Burlington, MA home? Reach out to our team today at (781) 879-3406 or by filling out our online contact form! We look forward to hearing from you!